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Old 07-19-2014, 01:22 PM   #1
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Molly/Cichlid breeding.

Hello, i have a 75 gallon with mixed community fish and a few cichlids. About 3 or 4 weeks ago we threw some baby mollies in as bait.

Fortunately one survived and continues to live as one of the cichlids. Oddly enough, he follows around one of the female Jack Dempsies constantly and rubs against her and tries to breed.

She calmly allows everytime and does not care. As she is 3 times bigger than him she does not seem to be stressed out. since the molly has daily sex with her, i was wondering if she could have babies with him. Never tried to crossbreed so if any information, please explain! Click image for larger version

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Haha, not even the slightest chance. Mollies are livebearers, and all cichlids have eggs of some sort. Plus the two species aren't even distantly related.
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Then why does it keep persisting to have sex?
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Old 07-23-2014, 09:13 PM   #4
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Because it's a male livebearer, they will try to have sex with anything that moves until the day they die lol


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Livebearers and chiclids can not breed.
Your little molly is just a little man grown up.
It's his instincts to breed with everything he sees.
Sometimes they harass other fish so much because of this, they get killed.
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You might want to get him two to four females so he can release his urges... lol
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Also I know this thread is old but if that's your "Jack dempsey" it's actually a firemouth.

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Also I know this thread is old but if that's your "Jack dempsey" it's actually a firemouth.

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Nah thats from awhile back


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